2024ObituariesLarry Wayne “Mac” McDonald

January 25, 2024by SealeUser13

Larry Wayne (Mac) McDonald, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 25, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 4, 1940. He graduated from Denham Springs High School and attended LSU. Larry served and defended his country in the United States Navy before being honorably discharged. He then worked at Exxon Chemical for 30 years before retiring in 1995. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, and reader. Larry was a devoted husband, father, Paw Paw, brother, and friend. His greatest joy was supporting his grandchildren. Whether it was in sports or any other endeavor, he was always there, cheering them on with a smile on his face.  He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky McDonald; parents, DaisyRushing McDonald and Ben McDonald; brother, Ronald McDonald; and in-laws, Mary Lee Rancher and Vardie Rancher.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rebecca Rancher McDonald; children, Pasha McDonald Sceroler (Donnie) and Ben McDonald (Nicole); grandchildren, Jorie McDonald, Jase McDonald, Mac Sceroler (Maggie), and Kylie Sceroler Morris (Brady); sister, Shirley McDonald Underwood (Jim); sister-in-law, Ramona Pope; brothers-in-law, Vardie Rancher (Shelia) and Hardie Rancher (Lyn).

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Denham Springs, Sunday, January 28, from 1:30 p.m. until service at 3:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mac Sceroler, Jase McDonald, Vardie Rancher, Hardie Rancher, Chad Pope, Michael Sceroler, Bobby Meadors, Bart Meadors, Guy Smith, Chad Klein.

Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mighty Moms online at mightymomsgo.org or mailed to 6984 Hunters Way Denham Springs, La. 70726




  • Rebecca Ellis

    January 29, 2024 at 12:50 am

    I send my deepest sympathies.


  • Pete Bush

    January 28, 2024 at 7:10 pm

    I know it is hard to say goodbye, even knowing Mr. Larry will live on in the stories and memories of his family and friends. I am so glad that I had a chapter of my life that overlapped with such a great chapter of the McDonald’s during mine and Ben’s years as teammates together at LSU. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss and may he rest in peace.


  • Dianne Morris

    January 28, 2024 at 3:52 pm

    Ms Rebecca Pasha Ben Kylie and family I am so sorry about your loss. He was such a sweetheart. Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days and weeks to come.
    Dianne Morris


  • Dianne Henderson Pearson

    January 28, 2024 at 5:13 am

    Rebecca we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.


  • Frances Vicknair

    January 28, 2024 at 2:12 am

    I remember Mr McDonald from the days my dad (James Vicknair) coached Ben in the Biddy Basketball program, he was the most kindest man I ever met. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you Mrs Rebecca and all of the family.


  • Rebecca McDonald

    January 27, 2024 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean more than you know! Blessings.


  • Randy Tullier

    January 27, 2024 at 8:56 pm

    I had the pleasure to talk to him a couple times over the last 20 years. He was a down to earth and interesting, man. His family has my sincerest sympathy due to his passing. I know they find solace in all the wonderful years of their lives with him. God bless all who loved him and those he loved. RIP sir. 🙏🏻✝️🙏🏻


    • Rebecca McDonald

      January 27, 2024 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you for reaching out or family. I appreciate your kind words. Sending love to you and yours.


  • Jay Marshall

    January 27, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    1n 1995, I met Mr. Mac while working a major turn around at the Chemical plant. I was on loan from the research lab to perform gas testing. To this day, I have never met a finer gentleman. He introduced himself, shook my hand, and welcomed me to the project. He offered his help with anything that I needed, and always had a friendly smile and “hello.” It’s rare to meet someone and immediately know that they are “the salt of the earth “, but that was the case with Mr. Mac. I will always remember him for his goodness and gracious manner. Heaven has gained a new angel.


    • rebecca mcdonald

      January 27, 2024 at 9:10 pm

      Jay, thank you for your kind words. Larry had great stories of working at Exxon Chem plant.
      We appreciate you sharing your story.
      Thank you
      God Bless


  • Robbie Ann Bateman Richard

    January 27, 2024 at 1:24 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard loosing a spouse. My grandfather Sozo Rushing was Aunt Daisy’s brother. I use to love seeing her and Uncle Ben. I didn’t know Larry that well but mom Iris did. May God bless and comfort the family during this very hard time.


    • Rebecca

      January 27, 2024 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you for reaching out to us. I definitely remember Iris and hearing Mrs Mcdonald talk about Sozo. My family enjoys hearing all their names.
      Thank you
      God Bless


  • Ignatius Tedesco

    January 26, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    Aunt Daisy and Uncle Ben loved God and served him faithfully. Aunt Daisy would say she could not have made it without Jesus.. We will pray that Jesus will comfort Rebecca and Shirley’s families at this time…Praying for you,,,Ted, Linda Hurst Tedesco


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